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Minot Head Start
2815 Burdick Expy E
Minot, ND
(701)857-4688

Jefferson Early Childhood Center
3800 11th Ave SE
Minot, ND 58701
(701)857-4600

Minot Air Force Base Head Start
Dakota Elementary
MAFB, ND
(701)727-3369
Message from the Director
Greetings! Welcome to Minot Public Schools Head Start!

Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs that serve eligible children birth to age 5 and pregnant women. The program is child focused and strives to increase school readiness and social competence in our young children and families. Our program provides a range of services in areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; parent involvement; and family support services.

Head Start is has been operating in Minot since 1968. Our service area includes Ward, Renville, Burke, and Mountrail counties. We have Preschool sites in Minot and on the Minot Air Force Base. In Minot there are Preschool classrooms at Jefferson Early Childhood Center and the Main Head Start Center. The center on MAFB is located at Dakota Elementary School. Early Head Start serves children and families at the Main Center. Head Start serves 234 children and Early Head Start serves 77 infants, toddlers, and pregnant women.

-Karen Knowles, Director
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